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Marine Science

Marine Science

Areas of Interest

One of the many advantages that Eckerd students have is the chance to explore a wide range of subjects of personal and professional interest. Opportunities include study in the following:

Animal Behavior
Aquaculture
Biogeochemistry
Climate Change
Coastal Geology
Coral Reefs
Crustacean Physiology
Genetics
Hydrothermal Vents
Ichthyology
Invasive Species
Marine Botany
Marine Chemistry
Marine Invertebrates
Marine Mammals
Marine Population
Paleoclimatology
Restoration Ecology
Sea Turtles
Seismology
Sharks & Rays
Tropical Marine Ecology

Student Research

Given the close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and subtropical climate, the Tampa Bay region has a high concentration of marine research and academic institutions. Because of many local connections in the Tampa Bay area, a large number of opportunities are available to our students through government and private marine agencies and laboratories, public aquaria, marine conservation institutions, environmental consulting firms, and commercial aquaculture firms.

$1Mil Renovation Project

GMSL patio

The National Science Foundation awarded Eckerd College $870,720 to renovate research spaces within the Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory during the summer of 2011. Eckerd contributions to the project bring the total renovation budget to over $1 million. Learn more.